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Bubble tea or milk tea is often heavily sweetened. Excessive sugar might result in too much weight gain and gestational diabetes, which is harmful to your baby.
Even women who have a healthy diet can miss out on key nutrients. Most doctors therefore advice expecting mothers to take vitamin pills and supplements during pregnancy.
Consuming omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy can reduce the risk of preterm birth, prevent eclampsia and increase birth weight. Other potential benefits are improving fetal brain development, and reducing the risk of cerebral palsy.
Sprouts are rich source of nutrients and beneficial plant compounds such as protein, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and vitamins C and K. Their vitamin and mineral content varies based on the variety. They are also low in calories.
Pineapple is a good source of folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, and vitamin B6. And just one cup of pineapple can contain nearly 100 percent of a pregnant woman’s recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
Ripe papaya is a natural and healthy source of beta-carotene, choline, fiber, folate, potassium, vitamins A, B, and C. Unripe papaya however can be dangerous during pregnancy.
Beans and nuts provide various vitamins and minerals, such as folate, protein, and iron, as well as fiber which can help your digestion.
Rice is an important source of energy, vitamins, and fiber. Fiber is a nutrient that can help ease constipation commonly associated with pregnancy.
Meat got plenty of protein, B vitamins and iron, all of which are important for your baby’s growth. However, not all meat is the same and not all meat is good for you.
Liver contains many healthy nutrients, but also high amounts of preformed vitamin A, or retinol. Too much of this type of vitamin in your diet has been linked to birth defects, especially during the first months of pregnancy.
Most vegetables contain vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, minerals, folate and other important nutrients during pregnancy. Vegetables also contain fiber to aid digestion and they help prevent constipation.
Eggs are rich in protein, and have plenty of vitamin B and iron which is crucial for your baby’s growth.
It’s usually safe to eat sushi and other dishes made with raw fish when you’re pregnant, if you get them from very reliable high-quality sources and if the fish had been frozen before.
Milk and dairy products are good sources of protein and calcium. They also have vitamin D and protein and helps build your baby’s bones and teeth.
High caffeine consumption has been linked to an increased risk of miscarriage, fetal growth restriction (FGR), lower birth weight, and other problems.
Seafood and shellfish have plenty of protein, as well as B-vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and iron. All these are nutrients that important for your baby’s growth and the brain’s development. However some seafood does contain Mercury, which is poison for your baby.
Water is the best. Water helps carry the nutrients from the food you eat to your baby and supports the development.
No level of alcohol has been proved safe during pregnancy. The safest thing for your baby is to avoid alcohol entirely.
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